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Senu Apewokin, MD
Jason Blackard, PhD
Karthickeyan Chella Krishnan, PhD
Dr. Conforti's laboratory is interested in cancer and autoimmunity. We study the mechanisms that cancers utilize to evade the attack of the immune system and specifically we study how the tumor microenvironment suppresses the
function of T and NK cells. Our research also focuses on understanding the role that immune cells play in the development of lupus nephritis and diabetic nephropathy. More information can be found at Conforti Lab.
Emily DeFranco, DO
Lee (Ted) Denson, MD
Prasad Devarajan, MD
Dr. Devarajan's research examines the roles of Daxx, ASK1, and JNK signal transduction pathways in mediating apoptosis in animal models of acute renal failure and he is examining the role of Golgi-associated isoforms of ankyrin and
spectrin in the trafficking of Na, K-ATPase during renal development.
Dr. Dolan's research includes the epidemiology of obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes in youth with an emphasis of the effect of each on the development of cardiovascular disease and the effect of the maternal intrauterine environment
on the development of diseases in youth and young adults.
David Haslam, MD
Michael Helmrath, MD
Dr. Kahn is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (CCHMC) and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her overall research objectives
are to decrease morbidity and mortality due to cervical cancer and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in these diseases. Her research program focuses on primary and secondary
prevention of HPV-related diseases through technologies such as Pap testing, HPV DNA testing, and HPV vaccines. Studies have characterized attitudes about HPV vaccination among adolescents, parents, and clinicians; predictors of
clinician recommendations and adolescent uptake of HPV vaccines; epidemiology and risk factors for HPV in adolescents; acceptability and accuracy of HPV DNA self- and clinician-testing in adolescents; impact of HPV vaccination
on sexual attitudes and behaviors; immunogenicity and safety of HPV vaccines in HIV-infected young women and men; the epidemiologic impact of HPV vaccine introduction in communities; and the use of technologies to improve HPV vaccine
Min Liu, PhD
Bryan Mackenzie, PhD
Alexander Miethke, MD
Phillip Minar, MD
Ardythe Morrow, PhD
Scott Powers, PhD
Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD
Kenneth Sherman, MD, PhD
Jason Winnick, PhD
Dr. Woo is a Professor of Neurology and has been mentoring students and trainees since 1998. His own research is in molecular epidemiology of complex traits. Dr. Woo has access to multiple large-scale datasets with phenotypic, neuroimaging,
outcomes and genetic epidemiology data including race/ethnic/sex and age diversity. Dr. Woo is currently faculty for the NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course, founder of the NINDS NeuroNEXT Education Committee, Principal Investigator
of the T32 Cerebrovascular Disease Fellowship, and mentor on multiple NIH K-awards. Dr. Woo's regulatory experience includes service to the IRB including as Vice-Chair and medical director of the post approval monitoring program
and his editorial experience includes section editor for the American Heart Association Journal Stroke. Dr. Woo has mentored multiple students through successful MSSRP summer student projects including data generation, abstract
submission to national meetings and manuscripts.
Jessica Woo, MHSA, PhD
MissionThe College of Medicine and NIH sponsors (through a mentored medical student research program) a program for students after the 1st year of medical school. The program is designed to expose students to the methods and techniques
utilized in biomedical research. The long term goal is to encourage medical students and young physicians to pursue careers in biomedical research.
2024 MSSRP Brochure
Medical Student Summer Research ProgramCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center240 Albert Sabin WaySuite S2.200Cincinnati, OH 45229Mail Location: 11028Phone: 513-636-9776FAX: 513-803-1039Email: Sandra.Geideman@cchmc.org